FAQ

  • Is there a retainer for your services?
  • No Retainer – therefore we will not accept a business listing unless we feel comfortable in our ability to sell your company at a price acceptable to you.

  • How long does the process take?
  • This is dependent on how soon the necessary information can be obtained from the company but a normal benchmark is 6 months.

  • Are there any out-of-pocket costs to our clients?
  • Only a reimbursement for our travel expenses to your company.

  • What business sectors do you primarily work with?
  • Manufacturing, Distribution, and Service.

  • Are there any operating profit history requirements?
  • Yes, a minimum of $1 million in annual pretax profits and acceptable financial trends.

  • Which geographic areas do you serve?
  • Continental United States & Canada.

  • What issues make selling a business difficult?
  • Significant reduction in sales & cash flow. Customer concentration of business.

  • Can The Montana Group help position a business for a later sale?
  • Yes, we have done this many times in our 25+ year history.

  • Can the sales process be low-key and relatively quiet where my employees, competitors, and customers will likely not know?
  • Yes, this is often the request of our client.

  • Is there a fee for business evaluations?
  • We will gladly provide a complimentary business valuation for those businesses with a minimum of $1 million of annual pretax profits.

  • Do you have associates that work on the selling for you?
  • There are no associates to work on selling your business. All Partners involved have a minimum of 25+ years of experience selling profitable operating businesses.

  • Does The Montana Group provide accounting services?
  • Yes, The Montana Group provides without charge a recast of your business’ Income Statement and Balance Sheet. This enhances the value of your business by increasing your cash flow, the most influential component to pricing a business.

  • What sort of potential buyers do you have relationships with?
  • Our database of prospective buyers exceeds 600, each with at least $50 million raised to invest. We also have the ability to source those potential buyers within a particular business sector.

  • Do we have to cease operations while looking to sell?
  • We recommend that the Seller continue operating the business as usual and let us use our 25+ years of experience ushering the process toward the goal of our client.

  • What does The Montana Group's fee structure look like?
  • Our Fee Structure is designed to exceed the Seller’s expectation. The Montana Group receives an increased percentage once the transaction exceeds the Seller’s acceptable price.

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